In Conversation with… Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP

Mark Littlewood | is the Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs. Since 2009, Mark has overseen the expansion of the IEA’s influence and media profile. Mark appears regularly on TV and Radio, often featuring as a guest on flagship political programmes such as BBC Question Time, Newsnight, Sky News and the Today Programme.Continue reading “In Conversation with… Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP”

Are the Conservatives now the party of high tax and spend

Monday, 4th October 15:15 – 16:15 By the end of this parliament, total government spending is due to be at levels not seen since the 60s. Tax rises are pencilled in and public sector debt levels have been steadily rising since 2008. The picture is bleak. Do the Conservatives still deserve the reputation of fiscalContinue reading “Are the Conservatives now the party of high tax and spend”

Great British Railways – The future of rail?

Monday, 4th October | 14.00-15.00Hosted by the IEA & RSSB With the Williams-Shapps Review finally concluding and a fresh government plan on the future of the railways, what does the next decade look like? Uncertainty around the long-term impact of the pandemic on business travel and the viability of commuter routes looms large, but whatContinue reading “Great British Railways – The future of rail?”

A safer bet? A conservative approach to gambling regulation

Monday 4th October | 11.30 – 12.30Hosted by As government considers the results of the Gambling Act review and draws up plans for a white paper in the coming months, what should future gambling regulation look like? This panel considers the recent IEA paper ‘A safer bet?’ which examines some proposed changes to UK gamblingContinue reading “A safer bet? A conservative approach to gambling regulation”

UK Free Trade After Brexit: The United States and Beyond

Sunday 4th October | 16.00-17.00Hosted by In the months since Brexit, the British government has moved assertively to demonstrate its commitment to free trade. The U.K. recently announced an agreement in principle for a free trade agreement with Japan, and it has negotiated a wide range of continuity agreements with existing trading partners. But theContinue reading “UK Free Trade After Brexit: The United States and Beyond”

Boom or Bust: The economy in a post-pandemic world

Sunday 3rd October | 14.45 – 15.45 The state has taken an almost unprecedented level of control over the economy. Wages subsidised, business loans completely underwritten, the bill falling on future taxpayers. How do we grow the economy, create jobs and generate revenue to help cover the cost of coronavirus? Can the rise in homeContinue reading “Boom or Bust: The economy in a post-pandemic world”